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The lovely actress Lucia Bose, the lovely saxist Manu Dibango and the lovely playwright Terrence McNalley are recent victims of COVID-19. RIP and mamasay mamasa mamakossa.

In an unrelated respiratory illness, my father.
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Actor David Schramm, age 73. Cause of death undisclosed.

Most well known for his role as airline owner Roy Biggins on Wings. He appeared in all 172 episodes of the show.

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Schramm had been acting since he was a teenager. He took acting classes at Western Kentucky University, where he got a full scholarship to the Juilliard School where he attended from 1968 to 1972.

Schramm started out doing theater work, including a portrayal of King Lear in an off-Broadway production. His other television work included a portrayal of artist W.W. Denslow in The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story as well as Kennedy, Another World, Wiseguy, Working Girl, and Miami Vice. Schramm's film credits include Let it Ride, Johnny Handsome and A Shock to the System.

After Wings, Schramm returned to theatrical work, appearing in plays such as The Beard of Avon, Waiting for Godot, Finian's Rainbow, Twelve Angry Men and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Post by Jinnistan » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:20 pm

More Covid deaths:

Hal Willner
Mrs Kitner from Jaws (Lee Fierro)
Adam Schlesinger

And non-Covid, Bill Withers
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Post by Slentert » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:40 pm

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R.I.P. Brian Dennehy.
Goddammit. I recently rewatched Silverado (1985), he was so good in that. One of those villains you love to hate.
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Slentert wrote:
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Goddammit. I recently rewatched Silverado (1985), he was so good in that. One of those villains you love to hate.
Same goes for First Blood.

Loved him in FX, too.
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Post by Melvin Butterworth » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:29 pm

Torgo wrote:
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R.I.P. Brian Dennehy.
Bear of a man. Always a presence on screen.
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Post by topherH » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:34 am

I immediately thought of the part in South Park - BLU when I was remembering him, I know I shouldn't have but that's what first came to mind. Also I couldn't find my copy of Tommy Boy last night and that made it worse.
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Post by Torgo » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:46 pm

Scout Tafoya, a critic and video essayist I like, made this video a few years ago that appreciates how good of an actor Dennehy was:

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"Brian Dennehy comes up behind me - like an archangel - puts his hand on my shoulder and says 'character actors... WHO GIVES A FUCK IF WE'RE FAT?'"
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Actress Shirley Knight, age 83 from natural causes.

Knight's career spanned nearly fifty years. Perhaps most well known for her roles in The Group, The Dutchman, Petulia, The Rain People, Juggernaut and As Good as it Gets. Knight was nominated for four Golden Globes, 2 Academy Awards, eight Primetime Emmies (winning two), and two Tony awards (winning one). Her television roles included Thirtysomething, The Outer Limits, The Virginian, Law & Order, LA Law, ER, Desperate Housewives and House.

Knight was married twice and had two children. Her daughter is actress Kaitlin Hopkins.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:20 pm

She also got high with Doris Roberts and Shirley Jones in Grandma's Boy.
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Patrick McGroin wrote:
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She also got high with Doris Roberts and Shirley Jones in Grandma's Boy.
Oh, shit... I love that movie, too. Can't believe I didn't remember that.
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Post by Death Proof » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:30 pm

Actor Irrfan Khan, age 53, after being admitted to the hospital for a kidney infection.

Khan's career spanned 30 years, appearing in over eighty films. His won numerous awards for his roles in Bollywood films such as Haasil, The Namesake, Life in a Metro, Paan Singh Tomar and The Lunchbox.

His western films included Slumdog Millionaire, A Mighty Heart, The Darjeeling Limited, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, and The Life of Pi. He provided the Hindi voiceover for Baloo in 2016's The Jungle Book.

Khan's mother had just died four days before he went into the hospital. He was married with two sons.


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Post by Thief » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Yep, read it this morning. I've been pimping The Lunchbox frequently since I first saw it years ago, but today is a good day to pimp it even more. Lovely film. RIP
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Lil' Richard
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sat May 09, 2020 3:04 pm

"'There's only one originator, there's only one architect: Little Richard' – I love that. I saw that in so many write-ups. And when the people say my music inspired them – the Beatles, when James Brown was my vocalist, when Jimi Hendrix was my guitarist, when Joe Tex was singing with me, Otis Redding, when Billy Preston was my organist at 13 – it makes me feel good!"
from John Waters's interview with the architect himself: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/ ... le-richard
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Post by Death Proof » Sat May 09, 2020 5:57 pm

crumbsroom wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Lil' Richard
Believe it or not, he's the guy that inspired me to take piano lessons when I was a kid. (some 40 years ago)

Unfortunately, my mom and my piano teacher couldn't get it through their fucking heads that I wanted to play rock and roll, not goddam Beethoven.


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Gonna have me some fun
Gonna have me some fun
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Post by crumbsroom » Sat May 09, 2020 7:18 pm

Death Proof wrote:
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Believe it or not, he's the guy that inspired me to take piano lessons when I was a kid. (some 40 years ago)

Oh, I believe it. Little Richard was and will continue to be one of the greatest ever.
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Jerry Stiller
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Fred Willard :(
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Post by MrCarmady » Sat May 16, 2020 10:01 pm

Lynn Shelton as well :(
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Post by Death Proof » Sat May 16, 2020 11:01 pm

crumbsroom wrote:
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Fred Willard :(

The man was a national treasure.

He made getting caught in an adult movie theater hilarious. That's still one of my favorite threads from the old place.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Sun May 17, 2020 12:39 am

Rest in peace Mr. Willard. Fernwood 2 Night. He and Martin Mull made a great comedy duo.

Also Phyllis George. Former Miss America, NFL sportscaster and First Lady of Kentucky.
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Post by replican » Sun May 17, 2020 2:31 am

oooff just saw the news about Lynn Shelton.

Loved her work. Checking out her filmography, there are a couple I haven't seen yet.
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la mort, la tristesse, la memoire
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Post by Death Proof » Thu May 21, 2020 4:04 am

Shad Gaspard - pro wrestler, actor, and comic book writer.

Gaspard had been a pro wrestler for around 18 years, including 5 years in the WWE. He appeared in several films and television shows as an actor and as a stuntman, including Birds of Prey, Key & Peele, and From Dusk Till Dawn the series. Gaspard provided the motion capture for Kratos in 2018's God of War. He was the co-creator of the 2011 graphic novel Assassin & Son.

In December 2016 Gaspard prevented an attempted robbery of a Florida gas station, disarming and restraining the perpetrator until police arrived.

On May 17, 2020 Gaspard and his son were caught in a rip current at a Marina del Rey beach in Venice Beach, California. He directed the Coast Guard to rescue his son first but was swept away before he could be saved. His body washed up on in Venice Beach on May 20, 2020 and was identified.
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Post by Ganesh » Sat May 23, 2020 12:50 am

Such a TERRIBLE year for deaths

Kobe Bryant
John Prine
Kenny Rogers
Jerry Stiller
Litte Richard
Bill Withers
Max von Sydow
Fred Willard
Neil Pert
James Lipton
Buck Henry
Lynn Shelton
Brian Dennehy
Jerry Sloan

MERCY
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Post by Jinnistan » Sat May 23, 2020 1:28 am

The bell will toll for all of our remaining pre-Boomer and older Boomer heroes in seemingly escalating fashion.

"Time needs another minute at least."
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Post by John Dumbear » Sat May 23, 2020 2:42 am

Every day I don't see my name in this thread, is a win!
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Post by replican » Sat May 23, 2020 4:22 am

Ganesh wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:50 am
Such a TERRIBLE year for deaths

Kobe Bryant
John Prine
Kenny Rogers
Jerry Stiller
Litte Richard
Bill Withers
Max von Sydow
Fred Willard
Neil Pert
James Lipton
Buck Henry
Lynn Shelton
Brian Dennehy
Jerry Sloan

MERCY
Just heard about Jerry Sloan.

Had the same thing Robin Williams did.



Damnit I really gotta stop taking life for granted.
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Post by Death Proof » Tue May 26, 2020 11:57 pm

Actor Richard Herd, age 87 due to cancer.

Herd's first role was Hercules in New York (1970) and appeared in numerous films and television shows. Some of his other film roles included The China Syndrome, Private Benjamin, Trancers, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Get Out. Herd's television roles included MASH, V, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Voyager, SeaQuest DSV, and Seinfeld.

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Post by replican » Wed May 27, 2020 12:43 am

Mr Wilhelm :(
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Post by replican » Wed May 27, 2020 12:43 am

Jerry Stiller was so freaking good on Seinfeld.
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Death Proof wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:57 pm
Actor Richard Herd, age 87 due to cancer.

Herd's first role was Hercules in New York (1970) and appeared in numerous films and television shows. Some of his other film roles included The China Syndrome, Private Benjamin, Trancers, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Get Out. Herd's television roles included MASH, V, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Voyager, SeaQuest DSV, and Seinfeld.
Oh, man, we just watched his MASH episode last night. Of course, he’ll always be Visitor Supreme Commander John to me.
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Post by Death Proof » Wed May 27, 2020 3:06 am

kgaard. wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:44 am
Of course, he’ll always be Visitor Supreme Commander John to me.

:up:

I still remember watching that as a kid... I was terrified what the aliens were going to look like, and here comes a dude in rad 80's sunglasses who looks like my grandfather.

And then he ate a motherfucking guinea pig.
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:36 pm

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who was known for his monumental environmental artworks with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, has died. He was 84 years old.
Together, known simply as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, they wrapped iconic landmarks in fabric, such as the Pont Neuf in Paris in 1985 and the Reichstag in Berlin in 1995; and mounted thousands of orange gates in Central Park, redolent of Japan's sacred torii gates, in 2005. Christo passed away Sunday 31 May at his home in New York


I highly recommend any of the Maysles documentaries covering Christo's projects. The process of getting them made is just as interesting to me as the finished product. The engineering involved, the bureaucratic hoops they had to jump through, etc. And it also gives a perspective on what they were trying to accomplish. I always thought his stuff was "cool" but these docs gave me a new appreciation. Most of the docs are available on the Criterion Channel, I believe.
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:35 pm

Very sad to hear that Ian Holm passed away. I don't think there's a performance of his that I didn't enjoy. Even in something as silly and goofy as The Fifth Element he gave a great performance that was appropriate for the tone of the movie.
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Post by Torgo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:11 pm

Aww, that's too bad. I always liked him. While, like you said, he was good in every movie he was in regardless of its quality, his performances in Alien, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Sweet Hereafter, Night Falls on Manhattan and of course Bilbo in the LOTR trilogy are my favorites.
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Post by John Dumbear » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:54 pm

Ian was one of those people that are hard not to like. Even in God awful film as " The Day After Tomorrow".
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Post by The Nameless Two » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:09 pm

Ian Holm is a gem, guess it's time to bust out the dusty bluray player and the extended editions. We've lost a lot of legends this year, and here's Bob Dylan releasing new music. Life's strange. I want to retroactively mention Tony Allen who, in many if not all ways, taught me how to drum.
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Post by Death Proof » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:32 pm

"I admire its... purity."
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Post by topherH » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:38 pm

Death Proof wrote:
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"I admire its... purity."
"you have my sympathies"
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Post by replican » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:51 am

Ian Holm telling the story of his character having to save his daughter's life by puncturing a hole in her throat in The Sweet Hereafter is one of the most riveting monologues I've seen on film.
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Post by Death Proof » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:33 pm

Director and screenwriter Joel Schumacher, age 80, after a year long battle with cancer.

Born in New York City, Schumacher started out as a costume designer in the early 70s'. His directorial debut was The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1981. He directed over 2 dozen films including St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Flatliners, and Falling Down. His last film was Trespass in 2011.

As a screenwriter, Schumacher wrote Car Wash, The Wiz, DC Cab, St. Elmo's Fire, Flawless and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

Schumacher also wrote, directed and produced several television show and music videos.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:42 pm

R.I.P. While I'm not a big fan of Batman Forever (I haven't seen Batman & Robin), I feel like he got too much undeserved hatred. His work on Car Wash, The Lost Boys, Falling Down and Tigerland is very good.
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Post by Thief » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:50 pm

Found this interview from a year ago and I thought it was very interesting.

Joel Schumacher: In Conversation
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Post by topherH » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 pm

Damn. RIP.
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Post by The Nameless Two » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:12 am

Wait, Joel Schumacher died!? Roland Emmerich is an immortal, I guess. RIP legend

Don't forget Phone Booth. That was an interesting decade for high concept horror
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